6 Do you rulers in Jerusalem and in the city of Samaria feel safe and at ease? Everyone bows down to you, and you think you are better than any other nation. But you are in for trouble! 2 Look what happened to the cities of Calneh, powerful Hamath, and Gath[a] in Philistia. Are you greater than any of those kingdoms? 3 You are cruel, and you forget the coming day of judgment.
4 You rich people lounge around on beds with ivory posts, while dining on the meat of your lambs and calves. 5 You sing foolish songs to the music of harps, and you make up new tunes, just as David used to do. 6 You drink all the wine you want and wear expensive perfume, but you don’t care about the ruin of your nation.[b] 7 So you will be the first to be dragged off as captives; your good times will end.
6.2Calneh. . . Hamath. . . Gath: City-states captured by the Assyrians: Calneh in 738 B.C., Hamath in 720, and Gath in 711.
6.6your nation: Hebrew “Joseph’s descendants” (see the note at 5.6).
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